Personal Anecdotes

Thought for the day:

Success is always temporary.

When all is said and done,

the only thing you’ll have left is your character.

-Vince Gill


This next anecdote was sent to me by a good friend, Jim Marshall, who sadly is no longer with us and is in honor of Art Linkletter’s Children Say the Darndest Things.  I remember watching Art’s show as a kid and sometimes not understanding why all the adults were laughing.  I guess maturity has filled in the gaps.

What does love mean?  A group of professionals posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year olds. The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined.  See what you think:

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And the final one –

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a contest he was asked to judge.  The purpose of the contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was a four-year-old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.  Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went up to the old gentleman yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.  When his mother asked what he had said to the neighbor, the little boy said, “Nothing, I just helped him cry.”

I hope these thoughts from the mouths of babes lighten up your day.


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